"In his newly released memoir The Soundtrack of My Life, Davis recalls a meeting with [‘American Idol’ winner] Kelly Clarkson that was "’ very tough conversation, and it didn’t get any easier when Kelly burst in to hysterical sobbing" while discussing the inclusion of ‘Since U Been Gone’ on her second album, Breakaway," writes People magazine.
" ‘Not true at all,’ Clarkson [tells People]. ‘His stories and songs are mixed up. I couldn’t be more proud of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way.’ [Clarkson added on WhoSay], ‘I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation. It feels likea violation.’ "
The People article continues, "In his newly released memoir The Soundtrack of My Life, Davis recalls a meeting with Clarkson that was ‘a very tough conversation, and it didn’t get any easier when Kelly burst in to hysterical sobbing,’ while discussing the inclusion of ‘Since U Been Gone’ on her second album, Breakaway."
Clarkson’s version, says People: " ‘I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called ‘Because of You,’ ‘ she says. ‘He hated it and told me verbatim that I was a [shitty] writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.’ "
People says Davis’ rep later issued this statement:
"As anyone who has read The Soundtrack of My Life knows, I think Kelly Clarkson is a tremendous vocal talent and performer. In the book, I provide an in-depth look at our years together during which we shared major multi-platinum success, as well as a few creative differences. I am truly very sorry that she has decided to take issue with what I know to be an accurate depiction of our time together.
"Before the book was published, I had every fact checked with five independent individuals who were present on a daily basis throughout it all. The chapter as it is written was thoroughly verified by each and every one of them. I stand by the chapter as written in my book. At the same time I wish, and will always wish, Kelly’s talent and her career to soar to ever new heights. – Clive Davis."